ENFANTS DU DÉSERT
Enfants du Désert has been the historical partner of Désertours, thanks to which, since 2005, the donations of the participants of the Raid 4L Trophy, the Roses Trip Maroc, the Rose Trip Sénégal, and the Trophée Roses des Andes are used in an effective and targeted way. They work in favour of the children of the countries we visit.
« Learn how to read, write and count: is a right that should be accessible to all! » is the motto of the association whose president is Lætitia Chevallier. In Morocco, their goal is to make education accessible for the greater number of children. Here are some of the key actions of the Enfants du Désert association in the isolated villages of Morocco: they have built schools, classrooms with brick walls, nurseries and playgrounds, libraries in each of these structures, sport fields, toilets and sanitary blocks, vegetable gardens and have installed photovoltaic equipment and have donated scholar and computer equipments as well as toys and games.
Apart from this main goal many other major issues linked to housing and health conditions are also part of their field of action, in favour of a global approach that will benefit the children in need. Therefore, medical considerations play now a major role in the association's actions, from the simple but indispensable hygiene prevention session to the financing of surgery. Housing renovations as well as water and electricity access has gained more importance in order to support the families.
To complete all these actions, it is also possible to support directly children. 150 children benefit from this personalized sponsorship based on their individual needs, through scholar, medical or nutrition support. The children benefit from a regular and personalized assistance.
ENFANTS DU DÉSERT
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
In order to complete the solidarity actions of the Trophée Roses des Sables in Morocco and the Trophée Roses des Andes in Argentina in favour of the children, the organizers have decided to collaborate with the Breakfast Club.
This association from Quebec has organized the distribution of breakfasts in different schools in Canada since more 25 years.
So that the children do not start studying on an empty stomach, the association offers a daily morning snack before school, thanks to the donations they collect. Today, the association offers breakfast to over 220 426 Canadian children in 1643 schools, in order to improve their potential.
The organization members of the Trophée Roses des Sables donate 1 dollar for every kilometre crossed by the participants of the rally.
"Serving students a healthy, balanced breakfast helps them develop better social skills and makes them more inclined to learn."
The arrival of Géraldine alongside her father created a need to initiate actions towards women in difficulty. The fight against breast cancer, the most frequent in women, seemed obvious. One in eight women will develop it during their lifetime. The meeting with the members of the association « Ruban Rose » confirms great partnership possibilities. The Trophée Roses des Sables therefore supports « Ruban Rose » since 2012, through significant actions which have the primary goal of giving it maximum visibility, via an original communication.
The pink ribbon is probably the most representative symbol of the fight against breast cancer. He is also the one who was chosen to initiate the contribution of the participants of the Trophée Roses des Sables. The goal was to spread the message of Pink October, the annual communication campaign intended to combat this pathology. On October 16, 2012, more than 350 women dressed in pink met for the first time in the golden dunes of Merzouga, at the start of the Sahara, to form the first human pink ribbon. The picture of this superb moment taken from the sky is quickly viral on social networks. Its power and beauty make it travel, allowing a completely new visibility operation. Mission accomplished ! Since then, the ritual has been repeated every year: ribbon, ♀, heart, sun ... the support of the Roses for women affected by the disease takes on a new face with each edition of the Trophée Roses des Sables and is experiencing growing repercussions. In 2019, the search for visibility is consolidated by the establishment of a dedicated sports stage. The members of the organization and the vehicles of the ambassador teams will now wear the colors of the association " Ruban Rose" during this day of solidarity.
*The association "Le Cancer du Sein, Parlons-en !" became "Ruban Rose" in June 2020
FRENCH RED CROSS
FRENCH RED CROSS
Since the rally was founded, the Trophée Roses des Sables supports the basque antenna of the French Red Cross.
During the 2011 edition, with the support of the French Red Cross, the organization created the « Les Roses Solidaires » association in order to help single mothers and women who live difficult situations. It means that each team is invited to bring 10 kg of non-perishable goods (cans, baby food, etc) that will be collected by the Red Cross team in the departure Village.